Today, we are here at the Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant (百龄麦旋转酒楼). It has been a super long time since I've been back here.
I remember clearly how much I liked the food here when I was much younger - I think it must have been about slightly over 10 years since I've come here again.
Signs to turn into the restaurant's carpark, for cars driving towards Vivocity.
Valet parking for all cars upon entry. Take the lift to the 9th floor.
Poster in the lift! They are the only revolving restaurant in the world, situated on top of wheat silos.
Once the lift doors open, you'll see framed medals of their Manager and Executive Chef, Mr Chan Sung Og.
Escalator brings to you up to the restaurant.
As I go up the escalator, this is the sight I saw outside the window.
Go right up this stairs to reach the restaurant.
We were seated here, where we saw vivocity! But in a bit, that'll change as the restaurant practically keeps turning.
I ate alot today! Let's see... first up: appetisers + century egg porridge with fried crackers!
I felt the pickled vegetables had a strong taste and the peanuts were too dry.
Porridge was so-so and the crackers were already going soft (lao-hong).
What I liked about the porridge was that it contained alot of shredded meat.
Here's the char-siew sou, aka the Barbequed pork puffs. They added pork floss on top of the puffs so it had added flavor to it. This dish was well done and if you come here, I will recommend you to try this.
Here's the inside of the puff. I would order it again when I'm back.
Marinated chicken feet or Feng Zhao. I love this dish, but not here. This dish was done quite dry and I'm not used to eating Feng zhao so dry. The sauce, however, was very good, but I still felt it was too little.
Xiao long bao aka soup dumplings. Well, I don't recommend you try this as there's super little soup in it. By the time it was served to us, it wasn't piping hot already and I felt it's wrong to serve xiao long baos when they start turning cold. The skin of the dumpling I ate already became dry and hard.
Steamed spareribs with yam cake. This was a palatable dish as they were generous with the meat and the steamed flavour of the yam infused quite well with the meat. Definitely recommended.
Another of my favourites - Deep fried prawn fritters, or Ming Xia Jiao. Very nicely done in this restaurant, and the prawns tasted fresh.
Another one I tried is the fried banana prawn fritter. I loved it as they were generous with their fillings. Prawn was fresh as well.
And how can we forget to order the usuals - Char Siew Pau (Barbequed pork bun), pan fried carrot cake (lor bak ko) and Prawn Siew Mai?
While the char siew pau and the prawn siew mai were good, I didn't enjoy the carrot cake as much, it was too hard and also served when it was turning cold.
Char Siew Pau (Barbequed pork bun)
Prawn Siew Mai
Pan fried carrot cake
We also shared this noodle, sorry I wasn't able to get the name but it was good! Very well done.
For the grand finale, we had their authentic peking duck! ($65).
Thin egg crepe, sweet sauce, cucumber and spring onions
The peking duck skin - VERY CRIPSY AND NICE.
How to eat:
1. Lay the thin egg crepe open.
2. Drip about 1 teaspoon or slightly more only the egg crepe.
3. Spread evenly.
4. Put in the cucumber.
5. Put in the lovely skin.
6. Set it nicely.
7. Fold it.
8. Ready to eat!
This dish is a must order as it is their signature dishes. The rest of the duck meat is served to you, fresh! The meat is tender and a joy to eat.
To lighten our palates, we ended off with a nice Osmanthus cake dessert (Gui Hua Gao). A jelly like, cake shaped Osmanthus cake with wolfberries.
Directions (as on their website)Map taken from PFS website.
Lunch:11.00am – 2.30pm (Mon – Sat)10.30am – 2.30pm (Sun & PH)
Dinner:6.30pm – 10.30pm (Mon – Sun & PH)
201 Keppel Road Singapore 099419Tel: (65) 6272 8822/ 8988
My Ratings (the higher the score, the better it is!)
Food: 3.2 / 5
Ambience: 4 / 5
Bang for your buck (Value): 3 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
Average scoring via my F.A.B.S rating: 3.55 / 5 (Check it out!)
Date of Visit: Jun 01, 2014 Other Ratings: